seeds of Kentucky Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato seeds
Kentucky Beefsteak Tomato seeds
Kentucky Beefsteak is a tomato variety of the species Lycopersicon esculentum also known as Solanum lycopersicum. This heirloom variety has its origins in eastern Kentucky, USA, where it derives its name. While originally cultivated within its home state, the seeds of Kentucky Beefsteak eventually spread to other states. Cultivation is now done in several states including Alabama, Indiana and Connecticut. The fruit is huge weighing up to 0.9 Kg and measuring up to 5 inches in diameter. A fact that explains why the tomato is called Beefsteak. The fruit also has few seeds and have a meaty interior. Kentucky Beefsteak can be easily identified by its bright orange colour and its green shoulders. The fruit has a smooth exterior and is globe-shaped.
The flavour of the tomatoes can best be described as a sweet with a hint of fruitiness. The fruit also has minimal levels of acidity which ensures the taste is well proportioned in all respects. The tomatoes can be washed and eaten raw given they’re sweet or diced and added to salads. A different course of action would be to use them as ingredients in the preparation of soups and sauces. The heavy fruit usually ends up overwhelming the plant which will necessitate staking. The plant is indeterminate in nature. Therefore, the odds of simultaneous maturation of all fruit is very high. Maturation of the plant takes 80 to 90 days after transplanting.